Hello everyone! Welcome. Today we are going to talk about digital footprints and it's importance. Let's get started!
So you are probably wondering, what is a digital footprint? Your digital footprint is like the trail you leave behind when you walk in the sand, except it's online and it basically means that everything you do online is permanent.
Here we have John. He is posting some pretty dumb pictures on social media, and he must not be aware that it's not only his friends that can see them.
Because of his actions online, John was declined from the college he applied to. Being cautious of what you post on social media is crucial, and not being aware of your online actions can cause you to even get declined from your dream school.
Being a good digital citizen means being aware and smart about the things you post and send online. Think for a minute before posting a picture or comment and wonder, Is this appropriate?
I should post about my community service!
Although there are downsides to the online world, there are also positive factors. For example, online you can socialize and also post about the good things you've done, like volunteer work. This can really help someone get into their desired college.
Remember to ALWAYS be smart online, and think before you post!